County Historical Preservation Commission Accuses Franks of “Cowardice” for Kissing Up to Chinese Motorola Buyer

The following comes from McHenry County Historical Preservation Commission Chairman Jim McConnell in a comment under the story: McHenry County Historical Commission Chairman Justifies Coventry House Support by McHenry County Board “County Board Chairman Jack Franks wrote a letter yesterday … Continue reading

McHenry County Historical Commission Chairman Justifies Coventry House Support by McHenry County Board

A letter from James G. McConnell to McHenry County Board members about the historic house on the old Motorola property in Harvard: County Board Chairman Jack Franks County Board PED Committee Members County Board Members City of Harvard Mayor Michael … Continue reading

Historical Society Asks County Board Help to Save Harvard’s Coventry House

Comments from McHenry County Historical Society Exec Kurt Begalka to the McHenry County Board: I am here tonight to speak on behalf of the historic 1855 Coventry farmstead in Harvard – which this body landmarked nearly 18 months ago and … Continue reading

17-Year Old Harvard Teen Arrested at High School for Strangling 17-Year Old Family Member

From the Harvard Police Department: AGGRAVATED DOMESTIC BATTERY/UNLAWFUL RESTRAINT On Wednesday 09-20-2017 at about 1014 hrs, Police responded to the Harvard High School for a report of adomestic battery that happened in the 900 block of N. Jefferson earlier in … Continue reading

Elgin Man Arrested in Woodstock for Post-Harvard Wedding Broken Beer Bottle Assault

A press release from the Woodstock Police Department: Aggravated Battery Arrest On Friday evening, July 7th, 2017 at 11:50 pm, patrol officers from the Woodstock Police Department responded to the Best Western Woodstock Inn, located at 990 Lake Ave. Woodstock, … Continue reading

Steve Stanek Fills Folks In on Local TIFs

The op-ed piece, originally published in the Northwest Herald, is published here with the permission of author Steve Stanek: McHenry’s Steve Stanek’s Take on Tax Increment Financing Districts The Huntley Outlet Center was supposed to send a flow of tax … Continue reading

14-Year Old Arrested for Social Media Harrassment

FFrom the Harvard Police Department: HARASSMENT / AGGRAVATED BATTERY On 04-18-17 Harvard Police received a complaint regarding harassment on social media. As a result of the investigation on 04-19-17 at 1031 hrs, a Harvard Youth (f-14 yoa) was arrested for one count … Continue reading